Mind the Gap
Unlike standard textbooks in the field that tend to take a theoretical approach to stress, this conversational, accessible book focuses on helping readers identify and understand the sources of stress in their life from a practical perspective. The text explores how stress is generated in the brain and body, and provides realistic suggestions for learning to manage these responses. Topics include:
- Technology and Stress
- The Media and Stress
- Time as a Source of Stress
- Diet, Exercise, and Stress
- Stress, Health, and Aging
- Social Support and Stress
- The Four Corners of Stress
Each chapter begins with an outline of key points and end with a set of “What Do You Think?” questions designed to give readers the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned and to develop a personal stress management strategy.
Mind the Gap can be used in courses dealing with stress management, health psychology, and personal growth, or simply as a means for individuals to understand and manage their own stress.
—Stevan E. Hobfoll, Ph.D., The Judd and Marjorie Weinberg Presidential Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center
"Mind the Gap" is the perfect book for those feeling overwhelmed by "the little things" in life, or for those wondering why it is that modern technology, which makes everyday tasks so much simpler, doesn’t seem to decrease our stress.
—Craig Bryan, Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology at the University of Utah
Listen to Professor McNaughton-Cassill discuss how reading or listening to the news adds to the stress in our lives in this piece that aired on NPR on July 10, 2014.
Read about the stress caused by exposure to the news in "What All This Bad News Is Doing to Us" which was featured in New York Magazine and on Slate on August 8, 2014.
Watch this Huffington Post panel discussion on the news, which is based on Professor McNaughton-Cassill's research. It originally aired on August 13, 2014.
Listen to The News Hour discussion from August 12, 2014, about the emotional impact of bad news.
Listen to an interview with The Columbian Centre Society from August 11, 2014.